Birchbox January 2017 Unboxing

My January Birchbox came late in the month as is the norm but I was very excited to see what was inside other than my chosen sample. The box itself is not to my liking, the print is pretty hideous but really who subscribes for the custom boxes?

Birchbox (for those who are unfamiliar) is a monthly beauty subscription service sends you 5-6 product samples for $10/month, link if you’d like to try it out: Birchbox Sign-up. Use code ORIBESHINE to get a free travel-size Oribe Supershine Moisturizing Cream when you join or code MESMERIZE to get a Pixi by Petra Eye Shadow when you rejoin at checkout.


The Product Card:


The first item up in my January Birchbox is my chosen sample Sunday Riley Good Genes All-in-One Lactic Acid Treatment (5 ml)!  It will be my first time using a lactic acid treatment so that it kinda cool. I was expecting a wash-off mask but it appears to be more like a moisturizer. I look forward to trying this out but at the price ($105/oz) there’s no way I’d ever buy the full size no matter how freaking great it worked. Also it is a really small sample size at 5 ml, I doubt one would see much difference in the few uses it contains.  My second sample item this month is a sample vial of Cartier Baiser Vole Lys Rose Eau de Toilette (.o5 fl oz). This I will not use, I really truly hate fragrance samples so we’ll just blow past that. The third product in my box is Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream (1.5 ml). Yay! I am almost out of my previous eye cream (Lirikos Marine Eye Cream) sample packets and am still testing different ones out. I haven’t used an Origins product in years so it’s nice to receive a sample from them.

Next up is the PARLOR by Jeff Chastain Moisturizing & Repairing Shampoo (30 ml). There was also a smaller packet of the conditioner (12 ml) as a “Bonus”. A little less bothersome than fragrance samples but still fairly useless to me. These can be donated.  My fifth sample this month is the derma e Hydrating Night Cream with Hyaluronic Acid (14 g). I am not familiar with this brand but I do not have a night cream currently, the full size isn’t too expensive, and it looks like a really generous size. Though once I opened it up to look at the cream, it looked like an awful lot was missing (or the container was a misleading size/poor choice). Still though, a decent amount but I am tempted to weigh it before and after to see if there actually was 14 g of product in that container.

The 6th and final item in my January 2017 Birchbox is an Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner (1.2 g) in Black. I still have one of these unopened from a Birchbox 7 or 8 months ago, I don’t wear black eyeliner. I really need to give these away soon, I’m starting to amass black eyeliner from Birchbox and ipsy.


My January 2017 Birchbox contained a total of 7 items including the bonus conditioner: Sunday Riley Good Genes All-in-One Lactic Acid Treatment ($17.65 value), Cartier Baiser Vole Lys Rose Eau de Toilette ($2.81 value), Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream ($3 value), PARLOR by Jeff Chastain Moisturizing & Repairing Shampoo ($2.75 value) + Conditioner ($1.13 value), derma e Hydrating Night Cream with Hyaluronic Acid ($7.38 value), and Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner in Black ($10.29 value) for a total sample value of $45.01. As with most of my Birchboxes there’s shampoo, conditioner, and perfume which I am not going to use. I also will not use the black eyeliner. I will use the lactic acid treatment, eye cream, and the night cream. Once again they sent an item that is not in my preferences, but there are 7 items in the box. I’m pretty happy with this box – the three items I will use add up to more than the cost of the box and I can give away the rest.

What did you choose in your box for January?

-I’m also on Reddit at /r/asianbeauty r/beautyboxes r/koreanbeauty r/skincareaddiction

-All Reviews or unboxings are done on my current subscriptions and orders, based on need and impulse, and have been paid for by myself.



About Epithelial Dreams

I am 37 years old. I have dry, aging, acne-prone skin with sun damage and pock marks caused from oil burns as a child. I live in a dry, arctic environment with extreme seasonal weather and light (from 5 hours to 20 hours of daylight) and I am often outside standing or walking in windy, below freezing weather.
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